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No-Knead Fan Rolls

 No-Knead Fan Rolls
All the men who help on our farm can't wait for me to bake these cinnamon- and raisin-filled rolls. Whether served oven-fresh or at room temperature the next day, they always disappear.
8 ServingsPrep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • Vanilla Glaze

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine 1-1/4 cups flour, sugar, yeast, lemon peel
  • and salt. In a saucepan, heat milk and shortening to
  • 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat until moistened. Add
  • egg; beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Stir in enough remaining
  • flour to form a soft dough. Do not knead. Cover and refrigerate for
  • 2-24 hours.
  • Let dough stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. On a lightly
  • floured surface, roll dough into a 16-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Cut in
  • half lengthwise; spread with butter. Combine the brown sugar,

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No-Knead Fan Rolls (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • raisins and cinnamon; sprinkle down the center third of each
  • rectangle. Fold one long side of dough over filling, then fold other
  • long side of dough over, forming a 16-in. x 2-in. rectangle. Pat
  • lightly to flatten.
  • Cut each rectangle into four 4-in. rolls. Line a baking sheet with
  • foil and grease the foil. Place rolls, seam side down, 3 in. apart
  • on foil. With a sharp knife, cut five strips two-thirds of the way
  • through each roll. Separate each strip slightly, curving to form a
  • fan shape. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about
  • 45 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove
  • from pan to a wire rack to cool. Drizzle with Vanilla Glaze. Yield:
  • 8 rolls.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 400 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 207 mg sodium, 68 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.